Sunday, 13 October 2019
British national team Seamless record in European Cup Qualification Ends
DBasia.news – The Czech Republic ended the British national team’s seamless record in European Cup Qualifiers.
In the continued group A match, England lost 1-2 at Sinobo Stadium on Saturday (12/10) early morning Western Indonesian Time. Coming ahead of Harry Kane’s penalty (5′), the Three Lions were unable to stem the persistence of playing the Czechs who turned victorious via goals by Jakub Brabec (9′) and Zdenek Ondrasek (85′).
England dominates possession 56 compared to 44 percent of the host. But, the number of attempted kicks they lost to the Czechs, who released 17 kicks and eight of them were on target, while England only seven kicks (four on target).
Fortunately, England’s position remains at the top of Group A with 12 points from five matches that have been played. Their points are the same as the Czech Republic in second, but the Czech Republic has played six times.
The defeat was a setback for England who always has a good record in European Cup Qualifiers. They have never lost since November 2007 in the European Cup Qualifiers.
“England lost the European Cup Qualification for the first time since November 2007 when they lost 2-3 to Croatia,” said statistics published by Squawka.
Added by Coral @Coral, England also failed to win the European Cup Qualifying match for the first time in 14 matches (13 wins and one loss). Uniquely, Ondrasek, the Czech scorer for the first time incised his first goal for his country.
In the next match, England will play Bulgaria, which is now at the bottom of the group standings with three points, at the Vasil Levski Stadium on Tuesday (10/15) at 1:45 am Western Indonesian Time.